It's one of the most notable teardowns in recent years, as the smart speaker is not only a new Apple gadget, it's a whole new product category for the Cupertino giant. Consumer Reports, however, has done some early testing on the HomePod and found that a few of Apple's competitors may sound a little bit better...
Our own Ced Yuen wrote: "Thankfully, the HomePodsounds great for a speaker this small". It could be described as a Sonos-killer, except that one HomePod cannot actually connect to other HomePods, meaning that stereo sound and multi-room capabilities do not now exists. The Dow Jones Industrial Average, of which Apple is a component, has gained 20% in that time. Unlike most other devices however, the disassembly took a lot more effort, including the use of a hacksaw, which is why the HomePod received a repairability score of just 1 out of 10.
In the United States the HomePod is priced at US$350 and to fix the cord it costs US$279, the same as fixing an iPhone X screen.
And since HomePod is an AirPlay speaker you can use it in conjunction with the Apple TV to give your videos another sound source. However, there are some added issues with this smartspeaker.
But if you already have AppleCare+, getting the speaker fixed won't cost you a thing, at least for two years from its original purchase date.
The Apple HomePod Sounds Good, But Other Smart Speakers Sound Better
While the HomePod's audio quality is praiseworthy, its "smartness" is not. Siri on the HomePod only answered 52.3 percent of queries correctly, a sharp drop off from Google Home's 81 percent success rate and even behind Alexa's 64 percent and Cortana's 57 percent.
One tip you might not find, however, is an extremely important one - that is, not to break your HomePod.
Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Depending on how you measure audio performance, that approach may or may not make it the best smartspeaker for music lovers. The latter is another big omission for me because HomePod is tied to a single iCloud account, meaning even if the calendar features were available, they would only work with my calendar account.
Jerry Seinfeld teases Seinfeld revival is 'possible'
The producer claims he pitched a similar idea to Seinfeld in 2002, but the comedian turned him down and said he wasn't interested. Ellen continued. " It's possible ", the 63-year-old started to say before he was cut off by the audience's wild applause.
Online romance scams costing millions
There are also groups that originate in Russian Federation and the Ukraine that employ online dating sites to defraud victims. This can allow the fraud to continue. "Paying money upfront, when you've never met face-to-face, is never a good idea".
The Employees Provident Fund's ( EPF ) building along Jalan Gasing in Petaling Jaya has caught fire today, malaysiakini reported. On Tuesday, an EPF spokesperson said that the fire did not cause any loss to "data integrity or members' savings in any manner" .
The incident comes just one day after a white substance was sent along with a threatening note to Donald Trump Jr's wife in NY . Suspect packages containing white powder have been sent to the addresses of several high profile figures in recent days.
But he think Amazon is unlikely to offer the kind of support for commercial sales of the chip that other longtime chipmakers do. Alexa is more powerful than Siri in our testing (heck, Siri needs some help, like Apple Maps).
We've seen a few trailers and such for the long-awaited Kingdom Hearts III over the past four plus years. The problem with Kingdom Hearts is all the spinoffs, which have served to screw up the mythology.
Saladino also spoke of his pride in Lively, after her dedication to his grueling workouts transformed her body. But, according to the Instagram pictures the star posted today, it seems that she had finally removed her cast.
A West Virginia officer who was sacked after refusing to shoot an armed, suicidal suspect has settled a lawsuit for $175,000. In several interviews with Pittsburgh-area news outlets in 2017, Mader said his termination was connected to the shooting.
Prime minister Mark Rutte said Mr Zijlstra had a made a " big mistake ", but remained a credible member of the government. The Russian embassy angrily waded into the scandal on Tuesday, accusing the Dutch of spreading "fake news".
However, assuming an uninterrupted launch campaign, OneWeb will need until at least 2020 to complete the full first generation. SpaceX's demo satellites launch February 17 on a Falcon 9 rocket along with a Spanish radar-imaging satellite called PAZ.
Expressing love: the customized emoji in the lower right-hand corner will make it easier to express love. And red is the most popular personalized chat color along with heart the most popular custom emoji.
All of these are in development as the looming deal with Disney works its way through regulators before the sale is finalized. Interestingly enough, the news comes months after it was said Miller was developing a solo Kitty Pryde film for Fox.
The plot is said to follow Detective Pikachu's quest to find the father of Justice Smith's character after he is kidnapped. The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that British singer Rita Ora has joined the cast of the live action Pokemon movie.
Similar to Vodafone Red plans, the Idea Nirvana plans promise high-speed data, unlimited calls , SMS , and other benefits. The BSNL's new Maximum prepaid plan is available in all circles except North-east India, Jammu and Kashmir and Assam.
Toshiba earnings forecast revised up
Satoshi Tsunakawa, who was the CEO of the company, is stepping down to become the chief operating officer of the company. They are now focusing on selling crown jewel memory units.
Senate committee passes sports betting bill
David Toscano aims to make sure that electric utilities can not effectively charge customers twice for some capital spending. Twenty-seven Democrats, including Toscano, and eight Republicans voted against the legislation, carried by Dels.
Qatar Airways Launches Flights to Canberra, Australia
Canberra is Qatar's fifth Australian destination, with Singapore Airlines also offering daily flights from 1 May. The flights operate via Sydney, which as a result of this expansion now increases to a double-daily service.
Airbag Warning: Do Not Drive These Dangerous Trucks
The expanded "critical warning" comes after Ford continued its investigation and testing procedures on the affected vehicles. In the USA , the 69 million recalled inflators represents the largest automotive recall in the country's history.